Ocular Protection for Patients Undergoing Puva or Photodynamic Therapy

  • B. R. Chou
  • A. P. Cullen
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 15)

Abstract

To assess the effect of systemically administered photosensitizing drugs on the ocular tissues, one must consider the spectral transmittance of the ocular media, the site of drug uptake in the eye, the absorption spectrum of the photosensitizer, and the time required for metabolization or elimination of the drug. In this paper we will consider ocular protection for patients receiving PUVA or photodynamic therapy (PDT).

Keywords

Attenuation Retina Porphyrin PMMA Polycarbonate 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. R. Chou
    • 1
  • A. P. Cullen
    • 1
  1. 1.Optical Radiation Laboratory, School of OptometryUniversity of WaterlooWaterlooCanada

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